History enthusiast Mike Himmah

Longtime Portola Way resident Mike Himmah died Jan. 7 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 64.

Mike worked as a supervisor and sales representative for a variety of businesses, including Home Depot, AT&T and Busch Gardens, but his real passion was Civil War history.

He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Mike received a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. He graduated from Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lins; a son, Shaun Michael Himmah; stepdaughters, Desiree Falker, Lisa Jenkins and Sheila Dodson; parents, Alan and Ruth Himmah; brothers, Dave and Ted Himmah; sister, Chris Johnson; and a number of nephews, nieces and grandchildren.



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